Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com
Imogene, teenaged fashionista on a budget, journalist, and big dreamer, is devastated when her astronomical credit card bill causes her parents to cancel her trip to Paris and sign her up for a summer internship program until she can pay back all of her debt. Soon, though, things for the resourceful, quick-thinking girl from Greenwich, Connecticut, are looking up. Rather than spending countless hours going crazy at a dreary public library internship, Imogene will be staying with her best friend, Evie, in a fabulous apartment in New York and working to pay back her credit card at her dream job--she'll be an intern at a hot fashion magazine! She's friends with a supermodel. There's even a cute Italian guy, the mysterious Paolo, to complete the picture of perfection. What more could a girl want?
Well, for one thing, Imogene would enjoy her job more if she wasn't the junior intern to evil Brooke's senior. Imogene and Brooke got off to a bad start, sure, but she never could have imagined the depths of her jealous coworker's capacity for evil! And what's worse, Paolo's got Imogene's cell phone--and when she calls, girls answer! She can't even find Paolo, and she's not sure if she's madly in love with him or furious with him. Can Imogene find her way past all of the obstacles in her way and have the summer of her dreams after all?
A GIRL LIKE MOI is a fabulously funny story, if a tad predictable. The characters are all awesome, and the writing is brilliant. I really love Imogene's voice! I'll be thrilled to read more from Lisa Barham whatever she writes, but I'd be absolutely ecstatic to see a sequel to this awesome book! Despite my dislike for books with pictures, the illustrations in this book are just as good as the story itself, and not at all distracting from the wonderful words that they're printed next to. This book, as a whole, is magnificent, and would, I'm sure, be even more marvelous for anyone interested in fashion!
This was an adorable book! Imogene is a spunky, fun character and I loved reading about her advanetures!
"A Girl Like Moi" is a funny story about a fashionable high-school girl whose trip to Paris is canceled when she goes overboard during a spending spree. Her new job at Hautelaw, a fashion-prediction company, is just what she needed though. Her crazy boss makes this the "Devil Wears Prada" for the younger set. We see Imogene and her BFF Evie grow up through the book, as they realize that material possesions are not the most important things and true love will come and find you. Very funny and cute!